I just joined Seasoned Advice, I read the tour and it states:

Don't ask about... [...] General health, diet, and nutritional topics (e.g. "Is cauliflower healthy?")

Well, bummer, I got a question regarding the risk/dangerosity of a retail food product (i.e.: not cooked by myself): is there a stackexchange site where I can ask about such topics?

(this meta question is a general question, but if you're curious about what I had in mind, it was about the after-effects of eating mooncakes.)

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    It may be easier to get an answer if you actually say what your question is. :)
    – Catija
    Sep 29, 2018 at 1:51
  • @Catija on Meta? Not the right place to ask a non-Meta question. :)
    – Cœur
    Sep 29, 2018 at 1:53
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    There's a difference between asking the question and being specific in your meta question. :D You're not looking for answers to your question here, you're looking for answers to "where should I ask this"... but it's difficult to tell you where to ask it if we don't know what the question is.
    – Catija
    Sep 29, 2018 at 1:54
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    If you gather enough evidence and has a specific claim, you could also probably ask it on Skeptics though...
    – Andrew T.
    Sep 29, 2018 at 17:14
  • Do you mean a food that's actually dangerous as produced, or something that's contaminated or spoiled? Nov 13, 2018 at 19:24
  • @TerryCarmen I was thinking of dangerous food at the time of the purchase: it's not perished, but you eat it, you get sick. Possibly due to the ingredients chosen, or the production technique.
    – Cœur
    Nov 14, 2018 at 1:26
  • @Cœur Aside from actual food allergies, I've never seen anything like that. Nov 14, 2018 at 3:06
  • @TerryCarmen your country, USA, has the FDA. My country had 40-years old frozen meat, rat meat, motor oil, adulterated milk for kids, etc. Around 294,000 babies in China became ill after drinking the milk. Buying food here is a gamble for life or death.
    – Cœur
    Nov 14, 2018 at 3:18
  • @Cœur You didn't say where you lived. Yes, there are quite a few places where the food can kill you. I have no short-term suggestions, since much of the food is contaminated when/where it's produced and some is contaminated by the ground that it grows in. Long-term, the Chinese people will need to pressure the government and food producers to clean up the environment and food production methods. – Nov 14, 2018 at 3:38

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First of all: Thank you very much for actually taking the tour before posting!

That said, our sister site Medical Sciences could be what you are looking for. From their help:

What topics can I ask about here?

If your question is about...

  • Environmental or nutritional factors that affect health
  • The ways that diseases and injuries affect people
  • The health effects of processes such as pregnancy and aging
  • Medications and other interventions that are used to treat diseases

Note that they won’t give individual advice.

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    I'd also note that the question the OP wanted to ask may be off topic there, and certainly a ton of the health/nutrition questions we've seen here would be. They don't want "is X healthy?", that want specific, answerable questions.
    – Cascabel Mod
    Sep 28, 2018 at 15:11
  • That's the old tour text .. we intend to change that and remove all nutrition related questions from healthsciences.se Nov 13, 2018 at 6:24

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